In one of her most overwrought performances, Davis stomps across the screen playing one of the worst creatures to crawl across God's earth. Yet even in a role she later condemned, the great actress is utterly absorbing. IN THIS OUR LIFE was adapted from Ellen Glasgow's Pulitzer Prize
winning novel and is doggedly directed by Huston, who was later accused of showing favoritism to second lead de Havilland since they were dating at the time. De Havilland is the good sister and Davis the bad, both oddly given masculine names (Davis as Stanley, de Havilland as Roy). Spoiled,
selfish Davis is encouraged by her ailing, bedridden mother, Burke, to get everything she can ou...